Dan Fogelberg, "Longer"
Transcription & Fingering: Renato Bellucci
Renato Bellucci Transcribes one of the best songs of all times: "Longer" by Dan Fogelberg. Along with Jim Croce, Dan Fogelberg is perhaps my favorite songwriter of all times. Songs like "Believe in me", "Leader of the Band" and "Longer" of course have all marked "songwriting history". Fogelberg made great guitar accompaniment to his songs and the only real challenge I find when preparing the unaccompanied transcription is to fit the melody in the already perfect guitar arpeggios. I was very sorry when I read that he had died so young because I sincerely looked forward to many more of his masterpiece songs for the years ahead. Dan Fogelberg is without any doubt one of the most influential artists in my life and all it really took was a handful of perfect compositions that reached the deepest corners of my soul at some "key moments" in my early twenties. I can still remember staying up till very early in the morning trying to pick up the arpeggio sequence in "Believe in me". I was living in Montevideo, Uruguay at the time and the moment is so impressed in my memory that I consider it part of who I am. The window in my apartment-studio looked over the Rio de la Plata delta and the twinkling lights of ships on the horizon helped in creating the perfect atmosphere... Fogelberg's amazing talent and dedication to his work earned him place in musical history and a big place in my life story.
Renato Bellucci plays: "Longer" Oct-19, 2014
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